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Apprenticeships: 10 reasons why they’re great for business

by Jacqueline Lovewell on February 26, 2015

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If you’re thinking that 2015 is the year to embrace apprenticeships, here are ten reasons why they are good for your business success.

If you’re thinking that 2015 is the year to embrace apprenticeships, here are ten reasons why they are great for your business and its success.

Number One: 76% of companies say that apprentices provide a higher level of productivity.

Number Two: 92% of employers who employ apprentices believe that apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce.

Number Three: 83% of employers who employ apprentices rely on their apprenticeship programme to provide the skilled workers of the future.

Number Four: 59% of employers have found it more cost effective to recruit an apprentice rather than experienced/graduate staff

Number Five: Apprentices may not have workplace experience but they can offer a fresh perspective and new ideas

Number Six: If technical training is necessary it will be state of the art technology – keeping you ahead of developments in your sector

Number Seven: Apprentices are more motivated as they recognise that you are investing in their development – growing your own loyal workforce.

Number Eight: Apprentices are trained to do the skills you have identified for the job role you have employed them to fulfil

Number Nine: Young people usually have strong technology skills which can help you build a competitive advantage.

Number Ten: Employing an apprentice helps with the development of other employees – coach/mentor role

So if you’re thinking of taking on an apprentice, we’re worth a conversation! Our Apprentice Employment Agency delivers unique apprentice employment solutions for employers. We provide businesses with the best new talent available; ready to go and with our support.

For more information, call the team no 01482 383799.

Source of figures: Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and National Apprenticeship Service (NAS)

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Jacqueline Lovewell

Written by Jacqueline Lovewell